Martin J. May "Rusty", 85, died May 19 at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was the husband to his wife, Anna, for 50 years.

He was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had been a resident of Vero Beach since 1986, moving there from Fort Lauderale. Before moving to Florida, he lived in Carmel, N.Y. While there, he founded the Carmel Youth Association in 1973.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for 35 years as a linesman and telephone engineer for AT&T and Bellsouth.

He attended St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach. He was an avid volunteer for the Vero Beach Recreational Department, where he was heavily involved with the youth football program.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Martin May, of Sherman; Michael May, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and Brian May, of Miami; a daughter, Maureen Christie, of Wingdale, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach was in charge of the arrangements.

Burial was at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, or to St. John of the Cross, 7550 26th St., Vero Beach FL 32966.